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POLITICS OF TPP Bryan Riley, Senior Analyst in Trade Policy at the conservative Heritage Foundation and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at the centrist Third Way, discuss with host Carol Castiel the significance and politics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal, an ambitious 12 country effort that accounts for approximately 40 percent of the world’s economy. Even though the TPP aims to slash thousands of tariffs, boost US exports, create jobs and be a counterweight to China, Kessler and Riley argue that opposition from an array of strange bedfellows including labor unions and some 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, render its passage uncertain.

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